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9th Mar 2014, 06:56
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,293,964
Posted By torquewrench

JAL123 had been repaired by Boeing, and had been...

JAL123 had been repaired by Boeing, and had been certified safe to fly.

Please note that I am not suggesting the idea that MH370 was lost as a result of post-repair structural failure. I do not...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2013, 07:14
Replies: 846
Views: 234,240
Posted By torquewrench

An eyewitness account from the ground describes...

An eyewitness account from the ground describes the helo as "spinning" even before initial impact with the crane. Tail rotor failure?
16th Oct 2012, 04:41
Replies: 51
Views: 24,348
Posted By torquewrench

"Avoiding the circumstances" requires staying...

"Avoiding the circumstances" requires staying away from aircraft which provide bleed derived air to the cabin and flight deck. Not a viable option for flight crew, unless they fly the 787, or the...
10th Sep 2010, 08:05
Replies: 731
Views: 498,103
Posted By torquewrench

The Nav/FE fire brigade

My father is former USAF. There have been abundant opportunities for me to meet and chat with other old-school, now-retired USAF flight crew at various events.

From the former members of USAF's...
2nd Jun 2009, 01:34
Replies: 947
Views: 1,041,821
Posted By torquewrench

Carnivore was an e-mail scanning system. ...

Carnivore was an e-mail scanning system.

American electronic signals intelligence in space is operated by the National Reconnaissance Office. Their satellites, currently the MENTOR series, are...
20th May 2009, 04:31
Replies: 58
Views: 14,166
Posted By torquewrench

While we should wait for a more authoritative...

While we should wait for a more authoritative source than local news, there is regrettable precedent for inflight wing separation on the C-130.

One of the more horrifying things I've seen on video...
20th Apr 2009, 20:28
Replies: 41
Views: 10,513
Posted By torquewrench

I'm not sure about two-strokes, but in modern...

I'm not sure about two-strokes, but in modern motor oils designed for four-stroke engines in vehicles with emissions controls, TCP is no longer likely to be part of the anti-wear additive package.
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23rd Mar 2009, 19:52
Replies: 519
Views: 298,787
Posted By torquewrench

It was a factory MD-11. The MD-10...

It was a factory MD-11.

The MD-10 conversions lack the winglets of the -11.

But the MD-10 retains the original larger tailplane of the DC-10.
17th Mar 2009, 04:31
Replies: 33
Views: 9,798
Posted By torquewrench

I'm not familiar with the third of the incidents...

I'm not familiar with the third of the incidents referenced, but let's recall that in the first two cases mentioned above (Eastern 401 and Saudia 163), there had been some exceptionally poor...
16th Jan 2009, 04:46
Replies: 2,018
Views: 921,042
Posted By torquewrench

Aisles, plural, of an A320? Bear in mind...

Aisles, plural, of an A320?

Bear in mind that this elementary error comes from the New York Times, which bills itself as "The Paper of Record", the most authoritative press organ in America. So...
31st Oct 2008, 07:57
Replies: 31
Views: 5,223
Posted By torquewrench

Somewhere, I have an old photo of myself standing...

Somewhere, I have an old photo of myself standing on the tarmac at Tempelhof in the 1980s. It is going to be very strange to look at that when I find it again, years from now. But, when I explain it...
3rd Aug 2008, 20:57
Replies: 48
Views: 6,236
Posted By torquewrench

From American CNN coverage: Australia's...

From American CNN coverage:

Australia's aviation agency launched a review of Qantas Airways' safety standards Sunday after a Manila-bound jetliner spraying hydraulic fuel made the airline's third...
13th Jun 2008, 23:46
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By torquewrench

After the incident, according to the safety...

After the incident, according to the safety board, simply pushing the throttles to full open with “a normal application of force” would produce an error message on the plane’s computer screens.
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17th May 2008, 05:30
Replies: 891
Views: 389,026
Posted By torquewrench

Hear, hear. Would that there were more...

Hear, hear.

Would that there were more people with the evident good sense of the honorable Judge.

The laser blinding issue received an airing in the NYT's house blog today,...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2008, 00:41
Replies: 58
Views: 6,844
Posted By torquewrench

It should be noted that this new generation of...

It should be noted that this new generation of devices are substantially more powerful than are traditional "laser pointers". You can start a fire from across the room with some which I have seen and...
6th Apr 2008, 00:37
Replies: 27
Views: 5,064
Posted By torquewrench

Oh, and, while the plural of anecdote is not...

Oh, and, while the plural of anecdote is not data, one can get an idea about where to start to collect data after contemplation of significant anecdotes.

A friend of mine had his medical pulled...
6th Apr 2008, 00:17
Replies: 27
Views: 5,064
Posted By torquewrench

These companies wouldn't continue to market the...

These companies wouldn't continue to market the product if these claims could be proved.

The manufacturers of aspartame, and the US Food and Drug Administration, insisted for years that aspartame...
3rd Feb 2008, 03:11
Replies: 138
Views: 15,912
Posted By torquewrench

Citation down -- Augusta, Maine

Another regrettable and possibly entirely avoidable loss.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/02/BADIUR2AE.DTL


"Declined de-icing." Not an especially inspiring thing to...
4th Dec 2007, 19:51
Replies: 51
Views: 6,002
Posted By torquewrench

its been said that the Apollo project got a bit...

its been said that the Apollo project got a bit of a boost from all those redundant Avro Canada engineers

This is in fact quite true.

Allow me to bring to the attention of interested parties...
Forum: Night Stop
28th Nov 2007, 07:45
Replies: 87
Views: 29,864
Posted By torquewrench

The usual drug is Rohypnol From what has...

The usual drug is Rohypnol

From what has been described here, I suspect that some of the instances in question have instead involved the use of scopolamine.

Scopolamine is notorious for...
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